|brand new husband and wife...? so, kind of relates to the post?|
Just kidding, of course I have more to say.
Anyway, getting a new blog design kind of makes me think about my blog and what I want from it, and all that jazz. I always get so conflicted by this, because I feel torn in so many different directions! I want people to love reading my blog, I want to connect with readers, I want to have new opportunities come from it, and I want to share stories from my life.
It seems like nowadays the only way to get your blog going is to write some sort of "10 ways to.." blog post (which by the way, I wrote one a while ago called 14 things I love about my husband blah blah blah which was actually not a list of 14 things, and now all the comments I get on that are spam comments about love potions and they just keep coming!!! HOW DO I STOP THEM!?). Anyway, I don't like "10 ways to..." blog posts. They feel impersonal to me. I read blogs because I love people. I am so fascinated by people's lives! I could read for days about your daily life and not get bored. I skim lists. I drink in every word of a personal story.
I want my blog to be personal. I want you to get to know me, and get excited about my newest post. You know, that feeling you get when you read someone's blog for the first time and you're like, I CANNOT STOP READING THIS! EVER! (just me? um..) I want you to get that feeling from mine! I don't know, whatever. I just want to make this a happy celebratory space, where I can laugh and cry and know that there are people out there who care. Isn't that what blogging is for?
Maybe I'm crazy.
What do you look for in a blog?